Top 10 Freebies

From partying on the public beach with your buds to gratis gazing at Californian Impressionist artwork, these freebies will keep your social calendar full even when your bank account is empty.

Updated: June 30, 2006

The Top 10


Huntington Beach

21700 to 22500 blocks of PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Surf City beckons the thrifty-minded adventurer to tackle its waves or surrender to a boozy bonfire.


Balboa Fun Zone

600 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661

Balboa's atmosphere will bring out the inner gamester in young and old alike without costing a dime.


O'Neill Regional Park

30892 Trabuco Canyon Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678


Bowers Museum Of Cultural Art

2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Get a free history lesson from the gallery's exhibits on Hispanic and early Californian art.


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Lee's Sandwich Shop

13991 Brookhurst St, Garden Grove, CA 92843